This show has been commercially released as Dick's Picks, Vol. 18
Cold Rain & Snow, Mexicali Blues-> Big River, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Loser, Passenger, Brown Eyed Women, El Paso, Peggy-O, The Music Never Stopped Good Lovin', Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Playin' In The Band-> The Wheel-> Playin' In The Band, E: Johnny B. Goode
Set 2 Only: Soundboard->Master Reel->DAT->DAT. DAT->ZA2->Soundforge->.wav->mkw->SHN.
DAT seed provided by Michael P. Weitzman.
Transfer and SHN by Joe Samaritano.
Absolutely and totally agree with you. I am back-and-forth on the cherry-picking nature of some of the Dead's official releases - some compilations, like this one, for instance, as well as "Ladies and Gentlemen" (Apr '71) are wonderfully put together.
But you're totally right - the band's marketing guys could, if they wanted to, be more on the ball when it comes to things like this - which shows we can stream, which ones we cannot and for what reason - but for some shows to simply disappear is a shame. Forces heads otherwise cool with the band's official releases to look for the board "in other ways".
As for the show itself - one listen and you'll understand why this is one to use as an example of the band's rather blase approach to its own released material - it's stunning. That 2nd set suite, from Estimated > on, is the stuff dreams are made of.
December 18, 2012 Subject:
I wrote before saying I have a DP18 you desire. Being at the show, you deserve it! I know I'm passionate about my favorite shows. If by chance you come back to this post,send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will do my best to help out a friend. Also anyone out there who knows Winsome , please let him know there is a spirit out there calling him. Peace
June 12, 2012 Subject:
Why Block "Out Of Print" Shows?
Folks – the stone fact is I have no quibbles at all – none – with the Dead folks opting to commercially release their shows; shows they played, songs they wrote, performances they for many years very nearly gave away for a pittance.
They Dead have earned through their labour the right to profit from their work. Concomitantly, they have every right – ethically or otherwise – to revoke streaming privileges, ( kids – we’re benefitting from a privilege, it’s NOT a right – try to grok that if only for courtesy’s sake ), for soundboard shows that are commercially released.
Debate will rage on forever about the “cherry picking” nature of DP releases and other such fare and I’m firmly aligned with the camp that says, “Please release THE WHOLE SHOW in lieu of snatching the subjectively regarded plums from two or three shows and thereby cut us off from gems you may have overlooked” Again- this is a supplication – we may ask, but we have no “right” of standing.
That said – I was at this show and would dearly LOVE a good soundboard quality copy of the COMPLETE show. My sole option is to purchase DP-18. Guess what? You can’t. DP-18, according to the Dead’s own merch folks, is out of print. You can not but it - except second hand at increasingly severe mark ups for ‘good’ copies.
So – I am willing to buy, I’m wanting to buy, I’m efforting to buy. But there’s naught a soul to can do to buy if the Commercially Released wafers are no longer being produced.
So here’s the notion – in the extremely unlikely event that anyone from the Dead reads this, ( thank GOD “The Window” doesn’t have a say in this ); Would it be possible to Un-Block streaming from soundboard shows one year AFTER a commercial release goes out of print? It can always be re-blocked if a show or DP is re-issued under official licence. Just a thought.
April 23, 2009 Subject:
To me, this night and 2/5 are the best shows of '78 overall, better than 1/22, 4/12, 4/16, 4/24, 6/4, 7/8, 9/2, Egypt, 10/18-23, and 12/31(all great.) Absolutely epic Estimated>Eyes. The jam from halfway through Estimated till 5 minutes into Eyes is peak Dead, not to mention one of the most insane post-'74 Playin's of all-time. The Music Never Stopped here may also be the best version I've heard, as the last 3 minutes are absolute pure euphoria. As inconsistent as the Dead were in '78, when they were on, they were like a more raw, rocking version of '77. At least as far as early '78 goes. You can hear traces of this beginning in the Dec. '77 Winterland shows, but it really peaked with these two shows. This may have something to do with Jerry going back to his "Wolf" guitar, as their sound seems to combine the heaviness and intensity of their late 60's shows with the laid back, interweaving melodies of fall '77. I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't already, to pick up Dick's Picks 18, however you can.
Source: Matrix 2 Source Mix - SBD (shnid = 108335) Recording Info:SBD -> Cassette Master -> Reel -> Dat (48k); Transfer Info:Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC; All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller + AUD (shnid = 28901) Recording by Doug Mow. 2 Nak 700 shotguns > Sony TC-D5M > Maxell XLIIS tape. A true gem. Seeded to bt.etree.org on 04/08/05 by Alex Ford. - matrix mixing by Kevin Tobin
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